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Baptisms, Weddings & Funerals

We welcome enquiries from anyone who would like to hold a baptism, wedding or funeral at St John's, Woodbridge.

Dedication or Infant Baptism

A service of dedication or thanksgiving is a wonderful opportunity to give thanks for your new child. We would love to offer this to all who want to give thanks for their child’s birth. Infant baptism, also known as a christening, is a rite of entrance into Christ’s church and commitment by parents to bring their child up in the Christian faith. Please contact our Church Office for further details. Infant baptisms and dedications usually take place during the morning service on a Sunday.


If you have been baptised, either as a child or an adult, being confirmed is an opportunity to confirm the promises & commitments your parents made on your behalf at your christening or baptism. Confirmation classes are run periodically at St John’s. If you are interested in being confirmed please contact the Church Office.

Adult Baptism

If you were not baptised as a young child, you may now be considering making this commitment as a teenager or adult. Please get in touch with the Church Office if you would like to know more.


If you live in St John’s Parish or have a “significant” connection with St John’s Church you can apply to have your wedding service at St John’s. If you would like to know more about holding your wedding ceremony at St John’s, Woodbridge please contact the Church Office.


A funeral is an opportunity to give thanks for a person’s life and to say farewell to your loved one.  For information on holding a funeral at St John’s please contact the Church Office.


The rates for the use of the church are:-

Heating (When applicable) - £75
Payment to Verger - £35
Payment to Sound/Audio Engineer  - £35
Payment to Overhead Screen Operator - £25
Organist - to play only hymns (Weddings or Funerals) - £50
Organist - to play hymns and processional music (in and out) 'voluntaries' (Weddings) - £75
Small Contemporary band (if available) - fees to be advised by the vicar/office 

These fees are charged alongside the current fees set by the Church of England.  You can find the most up to date table of fees on their website by clicking on this link.  Table of Parochial Fees.